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Luminary

Mixed 50 router and rbs 50 rbs 40 sats firmware

I am awating an ew orbi system which is mixed (frm Amazon). It will be the RBK 50 kit plus an RBS 40 Sat.

 

How do I best update an RBR 50 router and two different sat (RBS 40 and RBS 50).

Are there any issues using an RBS 40 with older firmware with an updated rbr 50?

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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NETGEAR Moderator

Re: Mixed 50 router and rbs 50 rbs 40 sats firmware

You will want to have all units on the latest firmware you could see issues if the routers and satellites are on different firmware.

 

DarrenM

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Luminary

Re: Mixed 50 router and rbs 50 rbs 40 sats firmware

Since  this a new install , how do I check and then update firmware as I proceed?

 

Can I setup with the existing firmware and then update the rbs50 and rbs40 first and then the router manually or will this happen automatically on the install.

 

if then what?

 

joel

 

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Luminary

Re: Mixed 50 router and rbs 50 rbs 40 sats firmware

The rbs40 and rbs 50 have different firmware. 2.074, and 2.056. Does that matter ? Or is the “latest” ok?

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Apprentice

Re: Mixed 50 router and rbs 50 rbs 40 sats firmware

I was successfully able to sync up RBR50 with RBS50 and RBS40. I purchased 2 kits (RBK50 and RBK43). This is how I did it.

 

1- Setup RBR50 router

2- RBS50 was already synced out of the box with RBR50

3- I reset first RBS40 by pressing reset button and restart it, wait for atleast 2-3 minutes after start.

4- Then clicked on Sync button on RBR50, causing blinking white

5- Then clicked on Sync button on RBS40, in few minutes I got solid blue on RBS40.

 

Repeat Step 3-5 for other RBS40 satellites.

 

This results in a spare RBR40. Waiting for Netgear to allow routers to act as satellite so I can add RBR40 as a satellite using same procedure. Hope that helps.

 
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Luminary

Re: Mixed 50 router and rbs 50 rbs 40 sats firmware

What firmwares did you start with ? Did you have to update the rbk firmware first including the router and then the rbs 40?

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Apprentice

Re: Mixed 50 router and rbs 50 rbs 40 sats firmware

RBR50 and RBS50: 2.0.0.76

RBS40: 2.0.0.58

 

I updated both systems (RBK50 and RBK43) first before mixing them together. 

 
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Apprentice

Re: Mixed 50 router and rbs 50 rbs 40 sats firmware

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Luminary

Re: Mixed 50 router and rbs 50 rbs 40 sats firmware

Since I do not have a rbr 40 , how would I update  the rbs 40?

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Luminary

Re: Mixed 50 router and rbs 50 rbs 40 sats firmware

What firmware did you start with?

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Apprentice

Re: Mixed 50 router and rbs 50 rbs 40 sats firmware

your RBS40 should be able to sync with RBR50 using sync button procedure. Then you should be able to update RBS40 through the Netgear interface or mobile app.

 
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Luminary

Re: Mixed 50 router and rbs 50 rbs 40 sats firmware

That’s a plan. I will work on this this weekend and report back if it works. I had tried to get two rbs 50’s but the Amazon cyber Monday sale was unclear on the second sat until too late. I figure I can return it if I can’t get that sat to work. In the house this is being setup ( my daughters)with the rbr50,rbs50, and rbs 40 should work.

my rbk 53 kit  is working fine with two rbs 50s and the rbr 50 router.

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